Strawberry Street Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 421 Strawberry St

    Richmond, VA 23220

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  • 804-353-6860

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As expected the atmosphere was good. I love Fan restaurants! I ordered the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It was a huge disappointment. First of all it was burnt! Secondly, the cheese was tough and difficult to chew. It was

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★★★★★

As expected the atmosphere was good. I love Fan restaurants! I ordered the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It was a huge disappointment. First of all it was burnt! Secondly, the cheese was tough and difficult to chew. It was

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The much over-rated Salad Bar needs an overhaul! Have these people seen what Salad Bars are offering today? Tired lettuce and the weakest selection I've seen since the early 90's. In fact, the entire place feels like stepping back to the

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★★★★★

The much over-rated Salad Bar needs an overhaul! Have these people seen what Salad Bars are offering today? Tired lettuce and the weakest selection I've seen since the early 90's. In fact, the entire place feels like stepping back to the

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Wonderful experience! Food and service was great. This was my first time being there and it made a wonderful Valentine's day dinner. We will visit again really soon.

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★★★★★

Wonderful experience! Food and service was great. This was my first time being there and it made a wonderful Valentine's day dinner. We will visit again really soon.

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The people who are writing bad reviews for this place are for the most part lying and likely here for no other reason but to troll people who have actually gone here. I discovered this place by chance when I used to walk to my landlord's office directly across the street to pay the rent. On discovering this place, it's just oh... so perfect. The atmosphere is very quaint, and depending on when you go there, it might be somewhat empty or very busy. I love the atmosphere, really. It's very local, and feels very homey.

The waiters and waitresses on the various times I've gone have all been very speedy in their service, and very polite and casual. I've been here when it's been fairly empty and when it's been completely packed. I never saw a difference in service either time, it was just very nice. One time even, when I went here with a friend and she ordered the chicken pot pie, the pie apparently according to the waitress looked slightly burnt (we couldn't tell from looking at it at least) and offered to take it back to the chef to get a new one without us even saying anything. Things like this are what stick out for me.

I've been here various times and the food has always been absolutely excellent. The burger especially, I constantly say is the best burger I've ever had anywhere ever. All the dishes have really been presented extremely well, and tasted completely fresh and absolutely delicious. You can't fake quality like this.

I'll be blunt. I don't like a lot about Richmond. One of the few things I really do like about it is the Fan, and goodness if anything gets me to come back to this city in the future, Strawberry Street Cafe will be one of those things. I really believe it's probably my favorite place ever really.

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★★★★★

The people who are writing bad reviews for this place are for the most part lying and likely here for no other reason but to troll people who have actually gone here. I discovered this place by chance when I used to walk to my landlord's office directly across the street to pay the rent. On discovering this place, it's just oh... so perfect. The atmosphere is very quaint, and depending on when you go there, it might be somewhat empty or very busy. I love the atmosphere, really. It's very local, and feels very homey.

The waiters and waitresses on the various times I've gone have all been very speedy in their service, and very polite and casual. I've been here when it's been fairly empty and when it's been completely packed. I never saw a difference in service either time, it was just very nice. One time even, when I went here with a friend and she ordered the chicken pot pie, the pie apparently according to the waitress looked slightly burnt (we couldn't tell from looking at it at least) and offered to take it back to the chef to get a new one without us even saying anything. Things like this are what stick out for me.

I've been here various times and the food has always been absolutely excellent. The burger especially, I constantly say is the best burger I've ever had anywhere ever. All the dishes have really been presented extremely well, and tasted completely fresh and absolutely delicious. You can't fake quality like this.

I'll be blunt. I don't like a lot about Richmond. One of the few things I really do like about it is the Fan, and goodness if anything gets me to come back to this city in the future, Strawberry Street Cafe will be one of those things. I really believe it's probably my favorite place ever really.

Pros: Everything is good, service, food, prices, portions...

Cons: Nothing.

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Anyone who has written a positive review about this restaurant is lying.

The staff are quick with you as if they have a million other things to do be doing. One of those things should be learning how to make scrambled eggs so they don't arrive on the table with a tinge of brown. SCRAMBLED EGGS PEOPLE! It was a particularly awful experience, never have I left a restaurant feeling worse than when I came in.

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★☆☆☆☆

Anyone who has written a positive review about this restaurant is lying.

The staff are quick with you as if they have a million other things to do be doing. One of those things should be learning how to make scrambled eggs so they don't arrive on the table with a tinge of brown. SCRAMBLED EGGS PEOPLE! It was a particularly awful experience, never have I left a restaurant feeling worse than when I came in.

Pros: local

Cons: Gross food, unfriendly staff

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Ate there a couple of times...felt very dark and dirty. The waitstaff was good but really, when you come to work at a resturant I think you need to wear a clean shirt and clean up your beard! The food was very average, I ordered the chicken salad sandwich on crossiant...taste just like I could make at home without spending $10 bucks! Wouldn't waste our time or money on that again......

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★★☆☆☆

Ate there a couple of times...felt very dark and dirty. The waitstaff was good but really, when you come to work at a resturant I think you need to wear a clean shirt and clean up your beard! The food was very average, I ordered the chicken salad sandwich on crossiant...taste just like I could make at home without spending $10 bucks! Wouldn't waste our time or money on that again......

Pros: Location is cute

Cons: Dirty

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We've been dining there for years and our last dinner experience was not pleasant. The turkey burger was microwaved! Our crabcake sandwhich was cold. We usually go for brunch; perhaps it is best during these hours only. The only good part was the dependable tomato soup. We doubt we will go back, esp. since for 3 to dine it was $80 (2 had 1 glass of wine), not worth an unsatisfactory experience in today's economic climate.

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★★☆☆☆

We've been dining there for years and our last dinner experience was not pleasant. The turkey burger was microwaved! Our crabcake sandwhich was cold. We usually go for brunch; perhaps it is best during these hours only. The only good part was the dependable tomato soup. We doubt we will go back, esp. since for 3 to dine it was $80 (2 had 1 glass of wine), not worth an unsatisfactory experience in today's economic climate.

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Located in the Fan this restaurant is really busy during lunch so avoid that time. They are famous for their bathtub bar which has a great food selection. The service is fast and friendly. You get a good value because the food is very good and reasonably priced. Your expectations will be met. Of course, try the strawberries.

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★★★★★

Located in the Fan this restaurant is really busy during lunch so avoid that time. They are famous for their bathtub bar which has a great food selection. The service is fast and friendly. You get a good value because the food is very good and reasonably priced. Your expectations will be met. Of course, try the strawberries.

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The Strawberry St Cafe is a nice atmosphere and good food without breaking your wallet. You can enjoy an eclectic mix of goodies at the bathtub salad bar , as well as enjoy a menu with a lot of good entrees and sandwiches. The service is always friendly and polite, and the menu is priced very fairly for a restaurant as nice looking as this one. The place is very Richmond being that its located in the heart of the Fan, and has a feel or a local eatery. The only drawbacks are that the menu has stayed about the same for the last 20 years, and the acoustics are not the best (when it gets crowded the conversation can bounce off the tin ceiling). However, because its such a cozy place, you always feel at home.

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★★★★★

The Strawberry St Cafe is a nice atmosphere and good food without breaking your wallet. You can enjoy an eclectic mix of goodies at the bathtub salad bar , as well as enjoy a menu with a lot of good entrees and sandwiches. The service is always friendly and polite, and the menu is priced very fairly for a restaurant as nice looking as this one. The place is very Richmond being that its located in the heart of the Fan, and has a feel or a local eatery. The only drawbacks are that the menu has stayed about the same for the last 20 years, and the acoustics are not the best (when it gets crowded the conversation can bounce off the tin ceiling). However, because its such a cozy place, you always feel at home.

Pros: good southern style service, warm atmosphere

Cons: acoustics are muddy

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The closest thing to a chain restaurant in the Fan, and, no, that's not a good thing. (oh, yeah, there is a Starbucks there now, isn't there?) Out of towners may like it and people with screaming kids. I can't imagine anyone else wanting to go there.

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★★☆☆☆

The closest thing to a chain restaurant in the Fan, and, no, that's not a good thing. (oh, yeah, there is a Starbucks there now, isn't there?) Out of towners may like it and people with screaming kids. I can't imagine anyone else wanting to go there.

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What a great neighborhood spot. Nice ambiance. Friendly waitstaff.
Loved the Bathtub Salad Bar, chocked full of delicious Greens, and homemade salads. It's all you can eat, so if you love a good salad, c'mon.

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★★★★★

What a great neighborhood spot. Nice ambiance. Friendly waitstaff.
Loved the Bathtub Salad Bar, chocked full of delicious Greens, and homemade salads. It's all you can eat, so if you love a good salad, c'mon.

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This resturant has the fantastic combination of varied menu of quality food, great service and some real bargain specials. The soups, and the bathtub salad bar are features but for a meat and potato guy it has the best burgers and other choices to beat the band.

Great place!

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★★★★★

This resturant has the fantastic combination of varied menu of quality food, great service and some real bargain specials. The soups, and the bathtub salad bar are features but for a meat and potato guy it has the best burgers and other choices to beat the band.

Great place!

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This restaurant has a great lunch selection to choose from. All of the food I have ordered has been delicious and who can top a salad bar out of a bath tub? Only drawback is that seating is tight. Better not have a problem with how your neighboring table chews. This restaurant is in a very quaint neghborhood that I enjoy looking at.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant has a great lunch selection to choose from. All of the food I have ordered has been delicious and who can top a salad bar out of a bath tub? Only drawback is that seating is tight. Better not have a problem with how your neighboring table chews. This restaurant is in a very quaint neghborhood that I enjoy looking at.

Pros: food, salad bar, location

Cons: tables too close

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Strawberry St. Cafe is one of my favorite places for supper. Their famous bathtub salad bar is great...but my favorite menu item is the tomato bisque soup. They offer specials through the week, such as burger night, and a daily quiche. Their menu definitely has something for everyone, but as much as I love the restaurant, parking can sometimes be a pain (but what else can you expect in the Fan?). The cafe also has a decent wine bar--not out of this world, but decent.

PROS: Food, wine, and friendly service.
CONS: Parking.

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★★★★★

Strawberry St. Cafe is one of my favorite places for supper. Their famous bathtub salad bar is great...but my favorite menu item is the tomato bisque soup. They offer specials through the week, such as burger night, and a daily quiche. Their menu definitely has something for everyone, but as much as I love the restaurant, parking can sometimes be a pain (but what else can you expect in the Fan?). The cafe also has a decent wine bar--not out of this world, but decent.

PROS: Food, wine, and friendly service.
CONS: Parking.

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Although a bit expensive for a college student (like myself), this restaurant is well worth paying the extra couple of dollars. The salad bar-bathtub is my personal favorite, and the menu has much to offer. Service can sometimes lag a bit, but that is understandable considering the restaurant is always packed. The restaurant can also get a bit loud, due to the architectual acoustics of the one room setup. If dining on a Friday or Saturday night, reservations are recommended, along with ample time for parking, considering there is street parking only in the Fan. I highly recommend the Strawberry St. Cafe!

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★★★★★

Although a bit expensive for a college student (like myself), this restaurant is well worth paying the extra couple of dollars. The salad bar-bathtub is my personal favorite, and the menu has much to offer. Service can sometimes lag a bit, but that is understandable considering the restaurant is always packed. The restaurant can also get a bit loud, due to the architectual acoustics of the one room setup. If dining on a Friday or Saturday night, reservations are recommended, along with ample time for parking, considering there is street parking only in the Fan. I highly recommend the Strawberry St. Cafe!

Pros: great food, great experience

Cons: little parking, always crowded

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What's a Fan-style restaurant? A small, privately owned eatery in the Fan (of course!) that could be cheap or pricey or in between but is always funky and off-beat with good food. No chains need apply. And the Strawberry Street Cafe is the defining example of this very Richmond restaurant type. I have eaten there at both lunch and dinner, and I have never had a bad meal nor bad service. I think it was the first restaurant in Richmond to have a salad bar, which is its claim to fame, and deservedly so. The only drawback is that parking can be a bear, especially at lunchtime, when off-street parking spots are hard to come by.

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★★★★★

What's a Fan-style restaurant? A small, privately owned eatery in the Fan (of course!) that could be cheap or pricey or in between but is always funky and off-beat with good food. No chains need apply. And the Strawberry Street Cafe is the defining example of this very Richmond restaurant type. I have eaten there at both lunch and dinner, and I have never had a bad meal nor bad service. I think it was the first restaurant in Richmond to have a salad bar, which is its claim to fame, and deservedly so. The only drawback is that parking can be a bear, especially at lunchtime, when off-street parking spots are hard to come by.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

Cons: Parking

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I brought my father here from out of town, but I had never been here before. It was great! The salad bar had some wonderful food, and our entrees were so good I couldn't stop eating my chicken and helped him out with his jambalaya. The dessert was fantastic, too. The atmosphere was so inviting, and the waitress was very helpful and friendly. I will be coming back over and over again!

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★★★★★

I brought my father here from out of town, but I had never been here before. It was great! The salad bar had some wonderful food, and our entrees were so good I couldn't stop eating my chicken and helped him out with his jambalaya. The dessert was fantastic, too. The atmosphere was so inviting, and the waitress was very helpful and friendly. I will be coming back over and over again!

Pros: friendly

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Very few places become an instant classic after a first visit...but Strawberry Street is classic. This is the type of Restaurant you take your out of town mom or dad to. The brunch (actually the omelettes) is amazing, and the sandwich, soup, etc. is excellent. The atmoshere is on par with the down to earth menu with a great bar helps round out the experience. Also, check out the amazing art nouveau stain glass and iron work.

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★★★★★

Very few places become an instant classic after a first visit...but Strawberry Street is classic. This is the type of Restaurant you take your out of town mom or dad to. The brunch (actually the omelettes) is amazing, and the sandwich, soup, etc. is excellent. The atmoshere is on par with the down to earth menu with a great bar helps round out the experience. Also, check out the amazing art nouveau stain glass and iron work.

Pros: Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Bar

Cons: The Wait

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I am big fan of the soup/salad bar. It's a complete meal!

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★★★★★

I am big fan of the soup/salad bar. It's a complete meal!

Pros: inexpensive, good portions

Cons: crowded

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I have been to the Strawberry Street Cafe about five times in the last four months, and I am always pleased. Although, the parking and the wait can be frustrating sometimes, the food is consistently beautiful. The portions are generous, the food is delicious, and the prices are reasonable. What more could one ask for?

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★★★★☆

I have been to the Strawberry Street Cafe about five times in the last four months, and I am always pleased. Although, the parking and the wait can be frustrating sometimes, the food is consistently beautiful. The portions are generous, the food is delicious, and the prices are reasonable. What more could one ask for?

Pros: ambience, food quality, prices

Cons: parking, parking, wait for a table

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It has amazing food, and the Strawberries that they served were HUGE! I love strawberries and I loved this resturant. The people and service was amazing, they were kind and nice. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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★★★★★

It has amazing food, and the Strawberries that they served were HUGE! I love strawberries and I loved this resturant. The people and service was amazing, they were kind and nice. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: good service, great atmosphere

Cons: parking, crowded

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Delightful surprise. Pleasant surroundings, good service and well-prepared food too. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal - very unusual for that group. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Delightful surprise. Pleasant surroundings, good service and well-prepared food too. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal - very unusual for that group. Highly recommended.

Cons: Parking nonexistent

 

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